Grammy-nominated songstress, Alice Smith is back to bless our ears yet again with Mystery. The highly anticipated EP takes us on a journey driven by warm funk and soul throughout the 7 tracks. From All Runs Out, Defenses and Six – Smith gives us songs that will have your waist swaying and put you in a trance through her vocals dripping with emotion.
If you are not familiar with Alice, get familiar. The DC native’s vocal strength is reminiscent of an Aretha or a Lynn Collins, but she has the creative insight to braid her music with her love of people like Seu Jorge, Coldplay, Rihanna and Toto, making it a most sophisticated genre-bending blend of refreshing experimental pop. When her first album “For Lovers, Dreamers and Me” dropped, it immediately garnered a slew of lifelong diehard fans and a Grammy nomination.
We sat down with Smith to get her inspiration behind Mystery.
Omari: What was the inspiration behind Mystery?
Alice: My grandmother’s passing inspired Mystery. For the first time, I was struck with the fact that I could access the Spirit, specifically that of my Grandmother, through music, especially singing. This experience of singing in the studio so close to her passing, and feeling her presence so close to me, showed me something about the Mystery of Creation, and the creative process. Up until that time, I didn’t have an intellectual understanding that creative art comes from the same source as all of creation.
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